May 23, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
The new season of America’s Got Talent on NBC got off to a great start this week and last week, with many comical, incredible, and awful auditions. The one that seems to be attracting the most buzz however, is 77-year-old Burton Crane, who rocked out to his own lyrics with Whatcha Gonna Do? But, was it corny or catchy? The verdict is in, and if you missed the performance, we have the video for your entertainment!
Monday night on America’s Got Talent, we all met 77-year-old Burton Crane. Burton deemed himself the “grandfather of rap,” as he claimed that he has been rapping since way back to 1970 something. Burton took the stage in what we thought was a joke, carrying what appeared to be one of those children’s Casio keyboard toys. As Burton began to sing, the crowd booed and the judges were not amused, but slowly, everyone began to sing along with Burton. By the end of the performance, Burton Crane won over the crowd and the judges, giving him a ticket to Vegas.
We were left wondering what the heck the judges were thinking. I mean, we have seen this sort of thing before – remember General Larry Platt from American Idol‘s ninth season? If you don’t, you may remember Pants On The Ground, the tune that we were all singing the next morning, and the reason most of us can even remember his name. Fact of the matter is though, while Pants On The Ground was catchy, Larry did not make it through to the next round on American Idol, so why did Burton get through on America’s Got Talent?
The verdict is in, and all the buzz about Burton Crane on the internet appears to be great – folks love this guy. Has Burton Crane won you over, or is he just plain corny? Check out his audition below, and then let me know what you think by commenting!
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